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Mud Pots, Lake Myvatn

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At Mud Pots, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Using our online itinerary creator, Reykjahlid attractions like Mud Pots can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a good spot for a quick stop. But once you see the steam and bubbling...you've pretty much seen it. Stick to the parking lot and paths if you don't want to get crazy amounts of mud on your boo...  more »
  • This place is really neat with a variety of bubbling pot of stuff. But it really smells and was quite muddy, due to melting snow. Definitely worth a visit....it is amazing to see what our earth produc...  more »
  • This unique place looks as if it was taken from outer space. Geothermal steam vents and mud pots make the soil too hot to carry any snow. The hot vents stink of sulfur, but it's bearable.  more »